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Strawflower - Deep Pink

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Sale price$9.00
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A lovely deep rose pink strawflower, and probably the most vigorous colour of them all!

Strawflowers are the absolute workhorses of the cutting garden, flowering all season long, and then dried they will last for seemingly ever.

Please note, we have a minimum plant order of $45 (approx. 5 plants) – you can mix & match any plants to meet the minimum.

Our plant boxes can fit up to 10 plants per box.

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STRAWFLOWER - Deep Pink - PLANTS
STRAWFLOWER - Deep Pink - PLANTS Sale price$9.00

Helichrysum monstrosum

Plant Type: Hardy-ish Annual

Ideal Location: Full Sun

Spacing: 30cm

Height: 80+cm

Strawflowers can be planted in Autumn to overwinter and flower earlier, while they can handle light to medium frosts they do resent wet feet and I personally lose a few plants throughout our wet winters, so if you'd like a better survival rate a mid-late Spring sowing might be best.

You can pinch out the centres at about 30cm, or alternatively, skip pinching and just harvest the first larger flower very deep.

Kept harvested/deadheaded they will flower all season long. 

HARVEST

Strawflowers can be a little wilty when harvested too early, so leave them till they start opening up and their centres show for the best results

If drying however it is better to harvest a little earlier, before their centres open as they will keep opening after they're cut.

Flowers close up on cloudy days.

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)